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Damon would rather retire than play for the Yanks.

Postby ravenmad22 » Mon May 02, 2005 6:08 pm

Now that's a true man's man!

From Rotoworld:

Johnny Damon said yesterday that he'd consider retirement as an option when he becomes a free agent this winter. What he won't consider is signing with the Yankees.
''There's no way I can go play for the Yankees, but I know they are going to come after me hard,'' Damon said. ''It's definitely not the most important thing to go out there for the top dollar, which the Yankees are going to offer me. It's not what I need.'' We'll see. Damon, who said he's ''very happy'' with the Red Sox, has already suggested he'd like a six-year contract this winter. Retirement at age 32 is highly unlikely. May. 2 - 2:53 pm et
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Postby lbbaseball14 » Mon May 02, 2005 6:10 pm

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Postby Conner » Mon May 02, 2005 6:12 pm

He also said he'd rather retire than agree to anything less than "at least four or five" years from the Red Sox
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Postby Pokey » Mon May 02, 2005 6:18 pm

It will be interesting to see what happens next offseason. The Sox are not going to offer him 5-6 years, they may not even offer him a contract at all, as he makes (imo) more than he's worth already, and I think they might be leaving Center open as a place to put Hanley Ramirez in a couple of years. I believe him when he says he won't sign with the Yankees. However the Yankees are the only team who may consider giving him what he wants. I actually wouldn't be surprised if he retires, as I think he's found out that he has as much fun being a celebrity as he does playing baseball.
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Postby Yoda » Mon May 02, 2005 6:26 pm

Well, it's certainly nice to want things isn't it? Who in their right mind would offer a 6 year contract to a 32 year old player with marginal skills?
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Postby slomo007 » Mon May 02, 2005 6:29 pm

I want a 7 year contract from the Sox, with a 20 million signing bonus. And no, I won't consider playing for the Yankees.

Good luck Damon, you're not really that good. :-b
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Postby Yoda » Mon May 02, 2005 6:32 pm

slomo007 wrote:I want a 7 year contract from the Sox, with a 20 million signing bonus. And no, I won't consider playing for the Yankees.

Good luck Damon, you're not really that good. :-b


It's also funny that he thinks that he assumes that the Yanks would even want him let alone give him a 6 year contract. Dumbass.
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Postby Conner » Mon May 02, 2005 6:33 pm

Yoda wrote:
slomo007 wrote:I want a 7 year contract from the Sox, with a 20 million signing bonus. And no, I won't consider playing for the Yankees.

Good luck Damon, you're not really that good. :-b


It's also funny that he thinks that he assumes that the Yanks would even want him let alone give him a 6 year contract. Dumbass.


The Yankees would absolutely want him. Their centerfield situation is in shambles.

He's not getting a 6 year contract from anyone, though.
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Postby bleach168 » Mon May 02, 2005 6:34 pm

When the Yankees are the only team offering him a 6-year contract, I wouldn't be surprised to see him change his tune.
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Postby BronXBombers51 » Mon May 02, 2005 6:35 pm

Yoda wrote:
slomo007 wrote:I want a 7 year contract from the Sox, with a 20 million signing bonus. And no, I won't consider playing for the Yankees.

Good luck Damon, you're not really that good. :-b


It's also funny that he thinks that he assumes that the Yanks would even want him let alone give him a 6 year contract. Dumbass.


Yeah, that's a pretty bold statement..."There's no way I can go play for the Yankees, but I know they are going to come after me hard,'' Damon said. ''It's definitely not the most important thing to go out there for the top dollar, which the Yankees are going to offer me."

Lol, how the hell does he know that?

I mean, I'd like to have the guy on the team but he comes off as well, an idiot sometimes, whether he appreciates being called that or not.

But...if the Yankees do make a move for him, something tells me he'll change his tune if the Yankees make an offer. Or at least use them to drive up the Sox price, to be a prick.
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